Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!!
You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)
We also have ice for a selection of fresh iced drinks
SERENITY SUNDAY !!!!
Well -- the "S" word is done and over .. the grass is now white again .. *sigh* .. but I had a quiet day yesterday .. which I think was needed again .. only pulled in 6640 steps for the day .. pretty good for feeling like I sat on my dufus all day .. :)
I did get my addresses I needed for my "save the date" notices .. I was going to work on it, but never got that far .. only went upstairs I think 2 times throughout the day .. and that was to run a load of my towels through the laundry .. Yup -- lazy lazy lazy ..
I did get 2 more squares done .. I think I have 13 of my 35 needed so far .. (I have until Christmasish to finish this) I think that I have a good start on it .. :) I wore my wrist brace overnight on Friday night .. because my hand had been falling asleep so horribly .. I mean dead to the world .. and hurt when I would "push forward" .. so I started wearing my wrist brace overnight, and my hand hasn't fallen asleep that bad since .. so that has been added to my "list of habits" ..
ANYWHOOOO ...... I'm moving along with my baby granny squares .. :) and it's keeping me busy rather than mindlessly surfing and/or playing on my phone ..
I did try something new for me .. :) I had a bunch of bananas that had turned alot faster than we could eat them .. :) and checked my ingredients .. and had them after finding what looked like an easy recipe (and was) .. so I decided to go onto that adventure .. I have NEVER made banana bread from scratch .. only from the boxes .. and I went on my adventure ..
*don't be drinking anything while you're reading this because if it catches you like it did me .. you may make amess on your computer screen .. THIS IS A WARNING !!! *
The recipe was WONDERFUL, but it ended up I had enough bananas (which surprised me because the original recipe called for 2 1/3 cups of squished bananas .. I had enough for double recipe) .. Okay -- that's where it starts .. I squished my bananas .. and got my 4 1/2plus cups of bananas.. *shocked look* .. and I started putting together the recipe ..
I took out my hand mixer .. as I thought .. this wasn't going to be bad .. Well -- 2 big mixing bowls 1 small mixing bowl, and 1 "egg" bowl later .. It was a bit more than I anticipated .. (thankfully I had 2 loaf pans available .. lol) but I was having fun !! It's been so long since I've played in the kitchen and I was having fun !!!
Well -- I added the wet ingredients (bananas, brown sugar, and eggs) to the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda), and my bowl was really really full .. really full ..
I used my hand mixer, and well .. I didn't realize that the batter would be sooo thick, and it jammed my beaters ..
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I thought I had stopped the beaters, and lifted it out of the bowl .. I looked at the beaters, and well -- I guess I didn't have them turned off the way I thought the did ..
Picture this ...
Hand mixer, and the beaters pointing out directly to the left ..
They started up .. **** EEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKK****
I had batter all over me, I had batter all over the counter top, I had batter on the floors, and I finally got the nerve to look at the ceiling .. thankfully .. I didn't see any up there .. but all I could do is stand there and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh some more ..
I decided to finish mixing the batter by hand .. lol lol ..for some reason !!!! I'm laughing still just thinking about it .. I should have had a video going ..
I'm proud to say that they turned out sooo pretty, and ohhh sooo good .. and my house wafted with the smell of fresh baked banana bread ... I'm taking 1/2 of one over by mom today .. Even hubby enjoyed it .... I told him I put nothing weird in them, and the recipe was still on the counter if he wanted to see what was in it .. :)
Surprisingly enough, I was surprised that I didn't hurt, after spending a day .. relatively sitting ..
7:00 we had our tee time ... and then I sat some more ..I was very surprised ... 1.... how well I slept, and 2 ... how many steps I DID get .. lol ..
I slept pretty much like the dead .. which tells me that I probably needed the day of rest ..
Today the sun is back out and the skies are blue with soft whispy clouds, and I'm heading over to mom's this afternoon .. While the grass is still white .. the snow is melting at a great speed .. I've seen more and more green just ever since I sat down here this morning ..:)
Now that I've had my day of rest yesterday .. I'm ready to go again .. :) I have a moderately busy week ahead of me .. Wednesday I get my grey taken away again and then if the weather behaves ... work the dugout .. (yup -- it's that time of year again... ) Think I'll take my crocheting with me, to eat up some of the sitting times, which is pretty prevalent now a days with only 1 diamond out of 4 being used.. lol ..
Then Friday .. is my stamp show, and classes .. I'm looking forward to that .. and next Sunday I begin my "bachlorettism" .. :) and unfortunately .. the time he's gone, is going to be busier than I wanted for me .. :( but I have a couple of days free, and well -- and with the exception of 1 .. everything I DO have .. is fun !!! :) but we'll focus on this week .. FRIDAY IS MY STAMP SHOW !!!! WOOHOO !!!! MORE IDEAS !!!!! WOOHOOO !!!!!!!!!!
So -- for today .. I hope you have a good day .. and I found this "saying" and it really hit home .. for those of us that have that little voice in the back of our heads .. "you can't do this because of this or that" .. YES WE CAN !!!!!
How are YOU going to move forward this week !!! ??? I hope whatever you do, is successful .. and if it isn't .. be proud because you TRIED !!!!!